Mangaluru: In the all India level ‘Veer Gatha Project’ initiated for 3rd – 12th Standard CBSE students organized under the partnership between Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education, and MyGov, student of city’s Amrith Vidyalaya, Bolur, Pratham Kini has been selected for the ‘Super 25’, it is learned. Pratham is the class 5 student in Amrith Vidyalaya, and the son of couple Sunil Kini and K. Akshatha Kini, residents of Mangaluru.

As part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrath Mahotsav’ event organized by the Indian government, the ‘Veer Gatha Project’ was initiated. Under this, the Indian government has introduced several programs to recognize the 75th year of independence. This initiative has reportedly been undertaken to introduce the Indian tradition and culture to the youth of the country. Students have been encouraged to compose poetry/paragraphs/essays/painting/ multimedia presentations (enactment video) about the Shaurya Award winners. Among more than 8, 03,978 students from 4,788 schools of 28 states and 8 Union territories, Pratham Kini was selected as one of the winners of the ‘Super 25’, it is learned.

The national-level jury shortlisted them after the excellent projects submitted by the 25 young talents were put through various rounds of evaluation. The bulletin released to the press revealed that the shortlisted youngsters will be presenting their projects during the 2022 Republic Day celebration as the special guests of the Ministry of Defence, and represent their respective schools and states during the event.

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Lucknow, Jan 16 (PTI): Former Uttar Pradesh minister and OBC leader Dara Singh Chauhan joined the Samajwadi Party on Sunday, days after he resigned from the Yogi Adityanath cabinet ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

On Friday, former ministers Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini, five BJP MLAs and one from the Apna Dal (Sonelal) joined the Samajwadi Party.

Apna Dal (Sonelal) is an ally of the BJP.

Besides Chauhan, Apna Dal (Sonelal) MLA from Vishvanathganj Assembly constituency in Pratapgarh district R K Verma too on Sunday joined the Akhilesh Yadav-led party which has emerged as the main challenger to the BJP in the state.

While joining the Samajwadi party, Chauhan trained his guns at the BJP, saying, "When the BJP formed government in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, it gave the slogan 'sabka saath, sabka vikaas'... But, 'vikaas' (development) of a handful of people was done and the rest were left to their fate."

Terming the Samajwadi Party as his "old home", he said, "We will change the politics of Uttar Pradesh, and make Akhilesh Yadav the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh once again."